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    Re: A Whilly Tern in Oz

    I just bought plans for the Tammie Norrie. Been dreaming of building a boat for 30+ years, and finally feel the time might be right. My plan is to buy the kit around the first of the year, studying...
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    Re: A Whilly Tern in Oz

    [QUOTE=PeterWidders;5263815]Hi Martin,

    The water was applied 5 x over a 5 hr period. I emptied the boiling water straight from the (full) kettle onto the towels so that they had a good soaking....
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    Re: Screws or nails?

    Thanks for all your input, sounds like there are advantages on both sides. Will have to contemplate a bit more, and especially as I have more of the materials on hand.

    Ken
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    Re: Screws or nails?

    I guess I should have been a little more specific. I plan on building the Tammie Norrie from the kit. So glued ply for the planks. I was mostly asking about fastenings for the stem, transom, and...
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    Screws or nails?

    I do better work when I plan my woodworking projects ahead of time. Since boat building will be my biggest project to date, I find myself going through the process mentally so that I will have a...
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    Re: Preparing the space.

    Maybe a dusting once a year. Probably more of a concern is the damp marine air on the Oregon coast. I will probably be forced to pick and choose days to use epoxy, as well as using a small space...
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    Re: Preparing the space.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/157200...posted-friend/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/157200...posted-friend/

    These are the before photos. One is my "shop", the other the 1908 "garage". Once I...
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    Preparing the space.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/157200...posted-friend/

    Testing to see if my pics come through. Carriage doors I made for my garage...the ones I hope not to have to cut a hole in to accommodate a ...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/157200618@N06/35432109134/in/dateposted-friend/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/157200618@N06/36131080071/in/dateposted-friend/

    These are the before photos. One is...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Thanks, kiln dried is fine, cheaper I assume, and as long as it's not uncommon, I'll go with that. Thanks!
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/157200618@N06/35433057734/in/dateposted-friend/

    Testing to see if my pics come through. Carriage doors I made for my garage...the ones I hope not to have to cut a...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I do better work when I plan my woodworking projects ahead of time. Since boat building will be my biggest project to date, I find myself going through the process mentally so that I will have a good...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    My local source has now started carrying mahogany, P.O. cedar, etc. and said they can order sapelle for me. It is, as you might expect, all kiln dried. Does Cross Cut carry any air dried stock? Not...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    One of the things Kuhlig mentions in his book "Building the Skiff Cabin Boy" is that one should never use kiln dried wood, only air dried. Is this over-kill, or a hard and fast don't? I would think...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I ran across a book that I had bought several, (many)years ago. It is "Building the Skiff Cabin Boy", by Clemens Kuhlig. I really love his little touches at the end, including laminated oars,...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Are gunnels ever scarfed to achieve the necessary length? Even the13' 4" Tammie Norrie will require 14' gunnel. I have not had the opportunity to see how available that is, but just wondered if not,...
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    Re: White Salmon build

    Not to rabbit trail too much here, but was going to mention White Salmon, as my daughter lives there. Beautiful little town. I am looking forward to sailing the number of lakes nearby when I finish...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Thanks for the info. I know the Watco isn't adequate, but it's good to have some names to refer to as I get a ways down the line. Looking forward to it!
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I LOVE tollhouse cookies. I feel better already!
    O.K., this is where I show my land-lubber woodworking skill. (Which really isn't bad, I'll post a picture at some point.) I have never liked finish...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I have been looking at the inner and outer gunwales, with the block spacers in between. I have always absolutely loved the look of that, and the initial build seems pretty straightforward. Till I...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Good to know about Cross Cut, I had been wondering if there was a place to source most of these woods at the same time. And it's not that I am at all set on POC, just that we have that small mill...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Wow! Thanks so much for such a detailed list! That will help immensely with my search for materials, and if I have trouble finding a source for some of it, I will be in touch. That's what's so nice...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Thanks so much for the links! Looks like some events I could take advantage of in the days ahead. I am a little surprised that Coots hasn't teamed up with the Yacht Club here on Tenmile Lake. Good...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Also Bill, where do you sail?
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    Thanks for your response Bill. It is good to hear from some one close to home! If I have questions I will certainly be in touch. Being from the great Pacific Northwest, what have you found available...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    I was reading an article tonight that classified Port Orford white cedar as a hardwood. Living about 2 hours north of Port Orford, I am obviously close to sources for that wood. I have used some...
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    Re: Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    That is my plan. Just a few things to take care of first...finish my wife's quilting table, clean out the shop, get through the holidays, sell a kidney, you know, the usual list! But though I am not...
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    Tammie Norrie comes to Coos Bay

    After 35 years of dreaming and looking at wooden boat plans and pictures, yesterday marks the day that I actually ordered plans to build the Tammie Norrie. When the email notification from Wooden...
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    Re: Lapstrake designs

    Just a thought from my own personal search for boat plans. I have wanted to build a boat for 30+ years. My favorite had always been the Catspaw dinghy. I love the shape, and it is just a pretty boat...
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    Re: Epoxy setting time

    I am so on board with dry fitting things! Having done a lot of woodworking, I know how easy it is to make mistakes. (Measure twice, cut once is optimistic! I'd rather measure a dozen!)My plan is to...
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    Re: Epoxy setting time

    Thanks for all of your input, and I will definitely look into some of the materials suggested. I have a lot to learn!
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    Epoxy setting time

    I am looking ahead to building the Tammie Norrie. Curious as to the average time it takes for most epoxies to set. I will most likely be setting planks by myself, first time using epoxy, and realize...
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    Re: Choosing my boat plans

    What about seats, gunnels, trim, etc. Things that would be more machined than chiselled and planed? (Can you tell how beautiful this wood is, and how much I want to use it in a boat?)
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    Re: Choosing my boat plans

    I must confess that for all of the woodworking I have done, I have done virtually none with hand tools. So you will have to forgive my lack of knowledge in which woods are best in this boat-building...
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    Re: Choosing my boat plans

    I will have to consider the 15' vs. the 13.5', still have some time to decide. Whichever one I build, the kit comes with the transom included. What type of wood should I use for the stems, gunnels,...
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    Re: Choosing my boat plans

    Marking the spot on the floor for the casters is a great idea. My floor is absolutely anything but level! And the problem with gaining the extra space by going corner to corner is that this "garage"...
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    Re: Choosing my boat plans

    Great idea, thanks!
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    Re: Choosing my boat plans

    O.K., thanks. I suspected as much. I guess if the trailer is too long, I could just cut a hole in the wooden carriage doors I made. No big deal. (I'm sure she who must be pleased...wouldn't be!) So...
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    Re: Choosing my boat plans

    Thanks for the thought, we do have 2 (Sorry!!) fiberglass kayaks, as far as getting on the water goes. It has been my dream to build a wooden boat, especially as much as I love woodworking. As I told...
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    Re: Choosing my boat plans

    Nice Hvalsoe 13, by the way!
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    Re: Choosing my boat plans

    I had wondered about castors, afraid the jig might flex on uneven floor. That would help a lot. Also thinking ahead to an eventual trailer, as this will be it's future home. 13.5' of boat only leaves...
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    Choosing my boat plans

    I have looked at boat plans for years, and have narrowed down the choices to just a few. I have always loved the Catspaw Dinghy, and more recently the Tammie Norrie. I have decided, however, that a...
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